Hearts tops Motherwell 3-2

EDINBURGH. Hearts topped Motherwell.

Hearts tops Motherwell 3-2

EDINBURGH. Hearts beat Motherwell.

Hearts remained in players after J. Grant received a red card in the 38′. Anyway, Hearts still was capable to win this encounter playing only with 10 players​.

The match was played at the Tynecastle Park stadium in Edinburgh on Sunday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Kevin Clancy who had the assistance of David McGeachie and Gary Hilland. The 4th official was Duncan Williams. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 9.8 degrees Celsius or 49.66 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 87%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 47 Ball Possession 53
Shots
  • 15 Total 18
  • 6 On Target 6
  • 9 Off Target 12
  • 0 Shots blocked 1
  • 72 Attack 89
  • 36 Dangerous attack 48
  • 0 Ball safe​ 0
  • 1 Penalties 1
  • 6 Corners 11
  • 3 Off Sides 3
Fouls
  • 8 Total 15
  • 2 Yellow Cards 3
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 1 Red Card 0
Other
  • 3 Substitutions 2

Ball possession

No teams had a vastly superior advantage in terms of ball possession. Hearts was in possession of the ball for 47% of the time vs. Motherwell that controlled the ball for 53% of the time.

Attitude and shots

Motherwell was putting more pressure with 48 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 6 were on target. Nevertheless, Hearts found a way to find the solution to win this contest.​

Hearts shot 15 times, 6 on target, 9 off target. On the opposite side, Motherwell shot 18 times, 6 on target, 12 off target.

Cards

Hearts received 2 yellow cards (C. Gordon and T. Sibbick). Regarding the opposition, Motherwell received 3 yellow cards (R. Lamie, L. Moult and S. McKinstry).

(Hearts) was sent off after receiving a red card in the (38′).

Match Timeline

20'
S. O\'Donnell- sub ->P. McGinn
36'
R. Lamie- Yellow
J. Grant- Red
38'
C. Gordon- Yellow
38'
A. Halliday(goal)
45'
A. Halliday(goal)
46'
54'
L. Moult- sub ->C. Shields
59'
L. Moult(penalty)
60'
L. Moult- Yellow
62'
K. van Veen(var)
T. Sibbick- Yellow
72'
N. Atkinson- sub ->A. Halliday
77'
L. Neilson- sub ->J. Ginnelly
77'
78'
B. Spittal(goal)
84'
S. McKinstry- Yellow
L. Shankland(penalty)
87'
K. Rowles- sub ->B. McKay
89'

Standings

After playing this encounter, Hearts will have 20 points like Hibernian to sit in the 4th place. Regarding the opposition, Motherwell will stay with 16 points to sit in the 9th place.

Next matches

In the next match in the Premiership, Hearts will host Hibernian on the 2nd of January with a 21-11 head to head in favor of Hearts (16 draws).

Motherwell will play away agasint Livingston on the 2nd of January with a 13-2 head to head statistic in favor of Motherwell (4 draws).

Hearts – Formation

Hearts
G
C. Gordon 1.Scotland
5.7
38'
D
M. Smith 2.Northern Ireland
6.6
D
T. Sibbick 21.England
6.3
72'
D
A. Cochrane 19.England
7.1
D
A. Halliday 16.Scotland
8.8
77' Goals45', 46'
M
B. McKay 18.Scotland
6.2
89'
M
C. Devlin 14.Australia
7.1
M
R. Snodgrass 77.Scotland
7.5
M
J. Ginnelly 30.England
6.4
77'
M
J. Grant 7.England
7.1
38'
F
L. Shankland 9.Scotland
6.2
Goals87'
Substitutes
G
Z. Clark 28.Scotland
D
K. Rowles 15.Australia
89'
D
N. Atkinson 12.Australia
6.3
77'
D
L. Neilson 20.Scotland
6.5
77'
M
O. Kiomourtzoglou 8.Germany
M
F. Pollock 39.Scotland
F
C. Smith 27.Scotland
F
A. Forrest 17.Scotland
F
E. Henderson 22.Scotland

Hearts started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).

The manager Robbie Neilson decided to play with the following team: Craig Gordon (5.7), Michael Smith (6.6), Toby Sibbick (6.3), Alex Cochrane (7.1), Andy Halliday (8.8), Cameron Devlin (7.1), Josh Ginnelly (6.4), Jorge Grant (7.1), Robert Snodgrass (7.5), Barrie McKay (6.2) and Lawrence Shankland (6.2).

The home team had on the bench: Zander Clark, Kye Rowles, Nathaniel Atkinson (6.3), Lewis Neilson (6.5), Connor Smith, Orestis Kiomourtzoglou, Finlay Pollock, Alan Forrest and Euan Henderson.

Substitutions

Hearts made 3 changes: A. Halliday for N. Atkinson (77′), J. Ginnelly for L. Neilson (77′) and B. McKay for K. Rowles (89′).

Best player: Andy Halliday​

As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Hearts was Andy Halliday.

His rating is (8.8) with 2 goals, 22 passes (81% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 10. He performed 1 cross.

Motherwell – Formation

Motherwell
G
L. Kelly 1.Scotland
6.7
D
P. McGinn 16.Scotland
6.5
20'
D
6.8
D
R. Lamie 4.Scotland
7.0
36'
D
M. Penney 24.England
6.4
M
C. Slattery 8.England
6.2
M
S. Goss 27.England
7.1
M
C. Shields 29.Scotland
5.9
54'
M
B. Spittal 7.Scotland
7.7
Goals78'
M
S. McKinstry 17.Scotland
7.3
84'
F
K. van Veen 9.Netherlands
7.0
Substitutes
G
A. Oxborough 13.England
D
B. Mugabi 5.England
D
S. O'Donnell 2.Scotland
6.2
20'
D
B. Maguire 6.Scotland
M
D. Cornelius 18.Scotland
M
R. Tierney 26.Republic of Ireland
M
J. Morris 23.England
F
L. Moult 21.England
7.3
54' 60' Goals59'

Motherwell started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

Steven Hammell played with: Liam Kelly (6.7), Paul McGinn (6.5), Sondre Solholm Johansen (6.8), Ricki Lamie (7.0), Matt Penney (6.4), Callum Slattery (6.2), Sean Goss (7.1), Connor Shields (5.9), Blair Spittal (7.7), Stuart McKinstry (7.3) and Kevin van Veen (7.0).

These were the players on the bench: Aston Oxborough, Bevis Mugabi, Stephen O’Donnell (6.2), Dean Cornelius, Lennon Miller, Barry Maguire, Ross Tierney, Josh Morris and Louis Moult (7.3).

Substitutions

Motherwell made 2 changes: P. McGinn for S. O’Donnell (20′) and C. Shields for L. Moult (54′).

Best player: Blair Spittal​

The player that probably impressed the most for Motherwell was Blair Spittal.

His rating is (7.7) with 1 goal, 35 passes (77% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 3. He performed 6 crosses.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Premiership.​